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    North Texas Dinghy

    I can't imagine an FD being less complicated or easier to sail than a 505. Both are pretty much the top end of traditional high-performance dinghies.
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    More deep-state bimbo eruptions.
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    Gay Test

    I guess none of us will ever make the Supreme Court.
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    Gay Test

    Looking at the boom, it appears she is sponsored by Major Major.
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    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    I was once in a Laser dealer looking for parts when the dealer flat out told me to sell my Laser and buy an RS Aero. I'm not really blaming him given the level of support dealers are getting from LP. And no, he didn't have what I was looking for. The sad truth is after choosing to put career over sailing 15 years ago, I moved to a place without decent nearby sailing. Sailing just isn't the passion it once was for me. If it were, I sure I would have followed the dealer's advice and bought that RS Aero by now. I've mostly hung on to my Laser out of nostalgia. All these years later, I'm not sure I made the right choice.
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    Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    But look at the demographics. Yes it is a masters regattas, but there are very few apprentices. You have a greying base of sailors with no new blood coming in. This will kill the Laser more than a new class, lack of Olympic status, or an indifferent builder.
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    Gay Test

    So now that we've had our adolescent snarky comments along with moral outrage, what kind of boat is it? It looks like a Laser with its shorts riding up.
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    Whoa - Classic 1947 International Fourteen

    These classic wooden performance dinghies are just cool beyond description.
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    Classic American Dinghies

    If you want something that is uniquely American, Scows and the classic Sandy Douglas designs all come to mind.
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    From Cats to Dinghies...Hopefully.

    From my perspective, dinghies and catamarans tick different boxes for different sailors. I'm not a cat sailor and have never really wanted one. I think it dates back to a couple of pitch-pole experiences in my college sailing club. You have obviously sailed cats for a long time. I think you are going to miss the thrill of the speed and may find dinghies rather boring.
  11. I had this discussion with someone recently. They said the Aero probably was a better boat. Of course it's a better boat as it is fifty years newer in technology. What is doesn't have is fifty years of history, and all the good and bad that goes along with that.
  12. It may fit and sort of work. However, it may not have the same bend characteristics or durability. Yes, I'm laughing at that last part myself.
  13. Did you ever sell your Laser?
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    I Want to Buy a Sailboat BUT.....

    At CYC regattas, they always say don't do that. It will eat up your blades.
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    Future Olympic lightweight-female dinghy

    Probably the Finn.